Rittenhouse Jury Award

Criteria:   The award is presented annually for the best unpublished paper, web-based project, video, or resource on health sciences librarianship or informatics submitted by a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited program of library and information studies, or a trainee in an internship program in health sciences librarianship or informatics.  Submitted works may be bibliographical, issue or topic- based, or report the results of research.  The submission must have been written during the student’s course work toward a graduate degree in library science or during an internship program, and during the eighteen-month period preceding the deadline for submissions.  The submission must follow the format specified in the announcements.

A $500.00 cash award is sent after the annual meeting and a certificate is presented at the Annual Meeting.  The recipient’s meeting registration is underwritten by the Association.

Deadline for submission of paper:  November 1

Instructions to Applicants:

Submissions can be bibliographical, issue/opinion, or research in nature.  Papers must be typed, double-spaced, one side of the paper only. The title of the paper must appear at the head of the manuscript. Web-based projects must be copied on one side of the paper only with the URL on the first page. The name, official title, address, telephone and e-mail address of the author must appear on a separate cover sheet, but no place else on the manuscript to expedite blind judging.   A 150-word abstract must be included on a separate sheet of paper.

Professional Development Department

Medical Library Association, 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL  60601, (312) 419-9094, FAX:  (312) 419-8950


If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Boss, Jury Chair, Rittenhouse Award,  at cboss@meridianhealth.com

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